Why INTUNIV?

It can be challenging to famliarize yourself with the number of ADHD medications available. With so many options, what makes one different from another? Your child's doctor knows, but as a parent you want to have the facts as well. Read on to learn about the features of INTUNIV and why it may be right for your child.

INTUNIV can be taken alone or with a stimulant for ADHD

INTUNIV is a once-daily prescription medicine used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients ages 6 to 17. INTUNIV can be used as part of a total treatment plan that may include counseling or other therapies. INTUNIV was shown to work in clinical studies lasting up to 8 weeks.

INTUNIV is a non-stimulant ADHD medicine

That means INTUNIV is not a controlled substance, and is not likely to cause dependence or be abused. For some children, adding once-daily nonstimulant INTUNIV to their stimulant has been shown to provide more ADHD symptom improvement.

When added to a stimulant INTUNIV has been shown to reduce ADHD symptoms by about 30%

In one 8-week study, 455 children were included who were on a stable stimulant dose for at least 4 weeks and had some improvement but still had ADHD symptoms. These children then took either INTUNIV or a sugar pill with their stimulant. Doctors saw about 30% improvement in ADHD symptoms when INTUNIV was added to a stimulant compared with a sugar pill added to a stimulant.

The most common side effects of INTUNIV include sleepiness, tiredness, trouble sleeping, low blood pressure, nausea, stomach pain, and dizziness.

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What is INTUNIV?

INTUNIV is a prescription medicine used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients ages 6 to 17. INTUNIV may be used alone or added to an ADHD stimulant medicine. INTUNIV was shown to work in clinical studies lasting up to 8 weeks.

Important Safety Information About INTUNIV

Patients should not take INTUNIV if they are allergic to guanfacine or other ingredients in INTUNIV, or other medicines containing guanfacine. Tell the doctor about all medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements your child is taking.

INTUNIV may cause serious side effects including low blood pressure, low heart rate, fainting, and sleepiness.

Before starting INTUNIV, tell the doctor if your child has low blood pressure, low heart rate, heart problems, has fainted, has liver or kidney problems, or has any other medical condition. You should also tell the doctor if your child is pregnant, breast-feeding, or plans to become pregnant or breast-feed.

Patients should drink plenty of water and not get overheated while taking INTUNIV.

Patients should not drive or use machinery like lawn mowers or power tools until they know how INTUNIV affects them. INTUNIV can slow thinking and motor skills. While taking INTUNIV, patients should not drink alcohol or take other medicines that can cause sleepiness or dizziness because these symptoms may get worse.

The most common side effects of INTUNIV include sleepiness, tiredness, trouble sleeping, low blood pressure, nausea, stomach pain, and dizziness.

INTUNIV should be swallowed whole without crushing, chewing, or breaking the tablet. INTUNIV should not be taken with a high-fat meal. Do not change the dose or stop INTUNIV without talking with the doctor. The doctor will regularly check your child's blood pressure and heart rate.

Please see Full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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